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Both sides are licking their wounds after thumping losses in round nine and will be looking to turn things around on a big stage at Suncorp Stadium.

The Dragons traditionally have strong support in Brisbane and they'll be hoping a large Red V contingent can help them return to the form that carried them to three wins on the trot before Sunday's loss to the Storm.

The Titans were in the hunt early in the second half when they trailed 24-16 but four tries in 15 minutes to the James Tedesco-inspired Roosters consigned them to a fifth loss on the trot.

In 2021 it was the Titans who proved far too strong for the Dragons in a 32-10 win in round 19 with halfback Toby Sexton making a fine debut in the NRL and David Fifita running for 160 metres and busting 13 tackles.

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The Rundown

Team news

Titans: Jayden Campbell has been named to return at fullback for his first NRL game since round three. AJ Brimson shifts to five-eighth and Will Smith is out. Phil Sami returns from a knee injury on one wing, with Corey Thompson replacing Jamayne Isaako on the other when the squad was finalised 60 minutes before kick-off. Esan Marsters returns in the centres and Patrick Herbert drops out.

Kevin Proctor is out, Isaac Liu goes from prop to second row and Jarrod Wallace is the new face in the front row. Jaimin Jolliffe was named as 18th man as he works his way back from a calf injury.

Dragons: Teen fullback Tyrell Sloan returns to the side after six weeks in the NSW Cup, with Moses Mbye to take over the dummy half duties. Queensland hooker Andrew McCullough (thumb) was ruled out on Friday, and Jayden Sullivan named to start at hooker but the rookie playmaker has shifted back to bench in a reshuffle before kick-off. Blake Lawrie will start at prop, with Jack de Belin moving to lock and Tariq Sims to the interchange, along with Jack Gosiewski, Aaron Woods and Sullivan.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
    Fullback for Dragons is number 21 Tyrell Sloan
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Mathew Feagai
  • Centre for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Moses Suli
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Titans is number 19 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander Brimson
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau Amone
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Toby Sexton
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
    Hooker for Dragons is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Dragons is number 15 Blake Lawrie
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Isaac Liu
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Jack Bird
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Josh McGuire
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
    Lock for Dragons is number 10 Jack De Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
    Interchange for Dragons is number 13 Tariq Sims
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jayden Sullivan
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Aaron Woods
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam McIntyre
    Interchange for Dragons is number 20 Jack Gosiewski

Reserves

  • Replacement for Titans is number 21 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Replacement for Dragons is number 19 Cody Ramsey

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Nick Morel
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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Stat attack

The Titans' goalkicking woes have been laid bare during their five-game losing streak. Justin Holbrook's men have managed 13 tries across those five games, inlcuding four against the Eels and four against Manly, but only five of the 13 were converted. Halfback Toby Sexton's success rate this season is just 55 per cent, well short of where the Titans need it to be if they are to mount a serious challenge for the top eight.

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